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On This Day (February 19th) Multiple Choice

Can you answer these questions relating to events that happened on February 19th ?
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1. 1674 – England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster, ending the Third Anglo-Dutch War. A provision of the agreement transfers which Dutch colony to England?
New Amsterdam
Goa
North Formosa
Mauritius
2. 1807 – Former Vice President of the United States, Aaron Burr, is arrested in Wakefield, Alabama for what crime ?
Fraud
Treason
Arson
Murder
3. 1819 – British explorer William Smith discovers which island chain and claims them in the name of King George III ?
South Sandwich Islands
South Orkney Islands
Loyalty Islands
South Shetland Islands
4. 1847 – The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party, a group of pioneers stranded by snow for 4 months in which mountain range ?
Sierra Nevada
Cascade Range
San Juan Mountains
Teton Range
5. 1913 – Pedro Lascuráin becomes President of Mexico for the shortest term to date of any person as president of any country, how long was his presidency ?
4 days
2 weeks
45 minutes
17 hours
6. 1924 – Lee Marvin, American actor, was not born under a "Wanderin' Star" but was in fact born in which city ?
Los Angeles
New York
Dallas
Chicago
7. 1942 – World War II: Nearly 250 Japanese warplanes attack which Australian city, killing 243 people ?
Cairns
Darwin
Townsville
Alice Springs
8. 1945 – World War II: About 30,000 United States Marines land on which island ?
Guam
Wake Island
Midway Atoll
Iwo Jima
9. 1981 - Which "Beatle" is ordered to pay ABKCO Music $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" ?
Paul McCartney
George Harrison
John Lennon
Ringo Starr
10. 1985 - Which canned & bottled Coke variation is introduced by Coca-Cola ?
Cherry
Diet
Caffeine Free
Zero
11. 1985 – William J. Schroeder becomes the first recipient of which replacement body part to leave hospital ?
Artificial Heart
Double Lung Transplant
Face Transplant
All four Limbs
12. 1995 - "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson weds rocker Tommy Lee in which Mexican city ?
Acapulco
Tijuana
Monterrey
Cancun
13. 2006 – A methane explosion kills 65 workers in what type of facility near Nueva Rosita, Mexico ?
Chemical Plant
Power Station
Coal Mine
Steel Works
14. 2011 - The first exhibition of artifacts from the Belitung shipwreck begins in Singapore. The exhibits are from which Chinese dynasty?
Ming
Tang
Zhou
Qing
15. 2012 - Forty-four people are killed in a prison fight in which country?
Mexico
Venezuela
South Africa
Bangladesh
16. 2019 - New York city bans discrimination on the grounds of what ?
Weight
Clothing
Age
Hair Style
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